Ahmed Shafiq
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Egypt elections: Ahmed Shafiq profile

The presidential elections which begin on 23 May are the first fully democratic polls in Egyptian history, and the first in which no-one has emerged as a clear front-runner.

The BBC's Yolande Knell has been looking at the main candidates hoping to succeed the ousted Hosni Mubarak.

Among them is ex-military man and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.

  • 23 May 2012
  • From the section Africa